Early 2019 NFL Playoff Betting Odds

Antonio Brown Steelers

2019 NFL Playoff Odds

As I’ve mentioned in a number of previous sports betting articles, I’m always on the lookout for tempting NFL Future bets. These odds change often throughout the NFL Offseason, and sometimes are only available for a week or two. But if you get lucky, sometimes you can find a great future prop bet. Last week when I was trying to learn more about the Alliance of American Football league and bitcoin esports betting, I stumbled on six super early NFL post-season team odds. Usually, these types of odds come in the form of Over/Under team wins, but these bets were simply will a team qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs or not. I’m not an affiliate with this sportsbook so if you’re interested in finding these odds you can contact me on Twitter for more info: @MikeRigz

Will the Steelers qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs?

  • Yes +300
  • No -400

This NFL Prop bet about the Steelers post-season chances obviously revolve around the trade demands of WR Antonio Brown. Most feel that trading AB would derail the team and Pittsburgh wouldn’t make the postseason for the second year in a row. The Steelers are also going to be losing Le’Veon Bell, however, the latest rumor is the team may slap a transition tag on the free agent RB.

My Take: I could see why most people would think losing AB and Bell would cripple this franchise, but the Steelers’ track record of drafting quality wide receivers is very impressive. The team will be replacing Bell with James Conner, who had an excellent season last year and looks like he should have no problems becoming the lead man on a full-time basis. JuJu Smith-Schuster has a ton of potential and shouldn’t struggle too much as a WR1 if the team can find a talented target on the other side of the ball. If the Steelers can find a capable veteran WR2 and strike gold again in the draft, it’s not out of the question the Steelers get back to the playoffs in 2019.

Steelers WR Draft History

2018 | 2nd Round – James Washington
2017 | 2nd Round – JuJu Smith-Schuster
2015 | 3rd Round – Sammie Coates
2014 | 4th Round – Martavis Bryant
2013 | 3rd  Round – Markus Wheaton
2010 | 3rd Round – Emmanuel Sanders
2010 | 6th Round – Antonio Brown
2009 | 3rd Round – Mike Wallace

Will the Ravens qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs?

  • Yes -300
  • No +250

This NFL Future prop bet is for all those who don’t believe in Lamar Jackson as a real quarterback and think he’ll get hurt from constantly running the ball. Keeping your QB safe is an obvious concern in the NFL, although you may be surprised to learn that Jackson only ran nine times in the Wild Card game against the Chargers. The average consensus on last year’s Rookie QB was all he does is run, but a full offseason perfecting Jackson’s abilities in the pocket could take him to the next level.

Will the Titans qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs?

  • Yes +120
  • No -140

Will the Vikings qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs?

  • Yes -400
  • No +300

Both the Titans and Vikings prop bets seem fair. The Titans look like a playoff contender but aren’t a lock, so +120 seems correct. The Vikings are also heavy favorites to go to the postseason with the talent on the roster and new offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, but that turmoil at the end of the season where players were arguing with each other wasn’t a good look. Overall I think both bets seemed fair.

Will the Eagles qualify for the 2019 NFL Playoffs?

  • Yes +300
  • No -400

Doug PedersonWill the Eagles to make the post-season +300? – I thought this was a typo at first.

Not only did the Eagles make the playoffs last season without their top two CB’s and starting running back, but they did again without their starting QB. Granted, Nick Foles has proven he belongs to be a full-time starter in this league, but with the rollercoaster season the team had in 2018, I think it’s safe to say you can never count out the Eagles with Doug Pederson calling the plays.

This prop bet might also have something to do with the fact the team currently ranks dead last in cap space, and sportsbooks could be expecting the team to cut some key starters. However, GM Howie Roseman is one of the best in the league and has worked magic in the past with the books. I think considering the state of the NFC East, “YES” to the Eagles going to the postseason seems like a good bet.


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